Employment and Volunteering
Video/Film interns will mainly work with current or recent film, taking video of events, interviewing our past alumni for the "Y Stories" audiovisual history project, and uploading edited work YouTube. Some interviews of current staff and students may be included, as well as archival footage if any can be converted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sound Media Archival Internship
Sound Media Archival interns will convert past lectures into digital formats. We have several boxes of cassette tapes recorded from our lecture series that need to be converted to digital files, cataloged, and possibly work in conjunction with other local media sources to incorporate these files into a larger, publicly accessible database. Transcriptions may be taken of any famous figures who have spoken here.
Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities
International Dinner Cooks:
We still need cooks for our International Dinner & Performance Night in March! If you or an organization you're involved with celebrates a different culture or are from a country other than the US, please consider sharing that with other students and community at the International Dinner by cooking an authentic main dish or dessert from that culture. Please email email@example.com for more information or visit the International Dinner section on our website.
We are looking for volunteers interested in advertising for upcoming Y events on campus. This would include postering, flyering, and chalking all over campus. We'll supply what you need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking volunteers interested in advertising for upcoming Y events on campus. We'd love to have your help with advertising all semester long! This would include postering, flyering, and chalking all over campus. We'll supply what you need. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Food Runner Volunteer:
Food Runner volunteers take orders to the Thai Eatery located in the Y and then serve the food to the customer during the University Y's Friday Forum lecture. The volunteer receives a free lunch from the Thai Eatery! It would require volunteering every Friday from 11:30am to approximately 12:30 pm. You are more than welcome to stay for the lecture to enjoy your free meal. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Event Photography Volunteer:
Like taking pictures? The University Y always needs photography volunteers to help document all of the exciting happenings in and around the Y.
Need to borrow a camera? No worries, we have a camera you can check out. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Looking to boost your office skills? The University Y is always looking for volunteers to help out regularly with mailing as well as basic office work. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Call Office Volunteering
Want to be contacted for clerical volunteering opportunities when they arise? This includes preparing mailings or completing basic office work. Send an email to email@example.com.
Student Group Volunteer Opportunities
VIS-A-VIS Tutors Needed
Y Student Group, VIS-A-VIS, offers volunteers two different environments in which they can tutor. Your role as a volunteer in the school is to provide a vital instructional service as a one-on-one tutor or classroom aide in the Champaign-Urbana schools. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, visit their Volunteer page.
Alternative Spring Break: Applications for Trips Being Accepted
Applications available on ASB's website
Alternative Spring Break (commonly ASB) is a student-run, non-profit volunteer organization of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University YMCA. ASB sends U of I students on nationwide service trips four times throughout the year. During their fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks, ASB participants travel throughout the country to learn about and actively combat social justice and environmental issues.
In addition to service opportunities within our student programs, you can also volunteer for the Y. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term and occasional for special events, mailings, etc. to long-term commitments as administrative support or as a member on a YMCA programming committee.
[If you are a student group in need of volunteers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with relevant information such as name of student group, date and time, type of event, activities involved, location, website, contact information, etc.]
For information on other volunteer opportunities, including:
- Long-term volunteers
- Dump and Run
- Group Opportunities
Have special skills you'd like to share with the Y or further develop? Let us know!
Please contact the Y at (217) 337-1500 x11 or email email@example.com